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1962
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1958
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radiation
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Short Format Films
Nov 9, 2006 AFSWP
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Operation TEAPOT consisted of 14 nuclear tests detonated from February 18 to May 15, 1955. The goal of the series was to test nuclear devices for possible inclusion in the nuclear weapons stockpile; improve military tactics, equipment and training; and study civil defense requirements. With Operation TEAPOT, the Atomic Energy Commission intensified its technical effort for "clean" or reduced fallout weapons and missile warheads. This effort led to significant advances in both reduced...
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Topics: Operation Teapot, Teapot, Desert Rock, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing,...
Short Format Films
Oct 5, 2006 Lookout Mountain Laboratory USAF
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Operation ARGUS was a series of three high-altitude nuclear tests conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission in the South Atlantic Ocean in August and September 1958. The results of Operation ARGUS proved the validity of the Christofilos Theory. This theory proposed that a radiation belt is created in the upper regions of the Earth's atmosphere by high-altitude detonations. The radiation belt affects radio and radar transmissions, damages or destroys the arming and fuzing mechanisms of...
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Topics: Operation Argus, Argus, Task Force 88, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing,...
Short Format Films
Oct 4, 2006 Lookout Mountain Laboratory USAF
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Operation HARDTACK I consisted of 35 nuclear tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between April 28 and August 18, 1958. These tests included balloon, surface, barge, underwater, and rocket-borne high-altitude tests. The first test, Yucca, was a nuclear device attached to a helium balloon launched from the USS Boxer near Enewetak Atoll. HARDTACK I consisted of three portions; the first was the development of nuclear weapons. This was a continuation of the type of testing conducted at...
Topics: Operation Hardtack, Hardtack, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1958,...
The VHS Vault
Oct 2, 2006 United States Department of Defense
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Operation HARDTACK I consisted of 35 nuclear tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between April 28 and August 18, 1958. These tests included balloon, surface, barge, underwater, and rocket-borne high-altitude tests. The first test, Yucca, was a nuclear device attached to a helium balloon launched from the USS Boxer near Enewetak Atoll. HARDTACK I consisted of three portions; the first was the development of nuclear weapons. This was a continuation of the type of testing conducted at...
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Topics: Operation Hardtack, Hardtack, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1958,...
Short Format Films
Sep 26, 2006 Lookout Mountain Laboratory USAF
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Operation HARDTACK I consisted of 35 nuclear tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between April 28 and August 18, 1958. These tests included balloon, surface, barge, underwater, and rocket-borne high-altitude tests. The first test, Yucca, was a nuclear device attached to a helium balloon launched from the USS Boxer near Enewetak Atoll. HARDTACK I consisted of three portions; the first was the development of nuclear weapons. This was a continuation of the type of testing conducted at...
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Topics: Hardtack, Operation Hardtack, 1958, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing,...
Community Video
Jul 12, 2006 Lookout Mountain Laboratory
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This operation conducted at the Nevada Test Site consisted of 11 atmospheric tests. There were three airdrops, seven tower tests, and one airburst. Functioning between March 17 and June 4, 1953, this operation involved the testing of new theories, using both fission and fusion "boosted" devices -- boosted devices are not multistage thermonuclear operation devices. A new and revolutionary method of producing deliverable nuclear weapons for use in a potential nuclear battlefield in...
Topics: Upshot-Knothole, Upshot, Knothole, 280 mm gun, 280 mm, Mark 65 cannon, Atomic Annie, atomic shell,...
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Jul 4, 2006 USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory
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Operation GREENHOUSE was conducted in April and May of 1951. This test series consisted of four weapons related test shots from the 300-foot level on towers on the Enewetak Atoll Pacific Ocean, two of which greatly aided the pursuit of a hydrogen, or thermonuclear device. Carried out by the Atomic Energy Commission, the shots were: Dog, April 7, 81 kilotons Easy, April 20, 47 kilotons George, May 8, 225 kilotons Item, May 24, 45.5 kilotons The George experiment proved an H-bomb was possible and...
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Topics: Greenhouse, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1951, military, Eniwetok,...
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Jun 18, 2006 USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory
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Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - 1951 - 1:17:00 - Nevada, Color, Sanitized Operation RANGER was the first continental nuclear test series conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground (now called the Nevada Test Site). With the exception of the Trinity shot in New Mexico, all previous weapons testing was conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands area. From January through February, 1951, five airdrop tests were conducted. Some of the shots were designed to test trigger...
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Topics: Buster Jangle, Buster, Jangle, Nevada Proving Ground, Nevada Test Site, Atomic Energy Commission,...
Short Format Films
May 12, 2006 Joint Task Force 8
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This Dominic I video provides a visual overview of 36 atmospheric nuclear devices detonated in the Pacific Proving Ground from April to November 1962. It was the last atmospheric nuclear test series conducted by the United States. Also, Dominic I was the largest and most elaborate U.S. testing operation ever conducted. In geographic terms, the diagnostic stations receiving data from the tests covering more than 15 million square miles. According to the video, Operation Dominic I was prompted by...
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Topics: Operation Dominic, Dominic, atomic, nuclear, Cuba, Cuban Missile Crisis, John Kennedy, Nikita...
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May 5, 2006 Lookout Mountain Laboratory USAF
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This was a broad overview report to carefully qualified members of secret oversight committees of U.S. Congress, as well as a collective archive of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. This film was declassified in 1997 after careful sanitization by experts to edit out secrets sensitive to technical information protected by the U.S. Department of Energy -- the successor to the Atomic Energy Commission -- and the U.S. Department of Defense. Related sites:...
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Topics: Trinity, Sandstone, Greenhouse, Buster Jangle, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear...
Short Format Films
Apr 12, 2006 AFSWP
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The testing of the Mark 9 atomic artillery shell was the Grable event, part of a much larger series of nuclear detonations under the umbrella of Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE in 1953. This operation conducted at the Nevada Test Site consisted of 11 atmospheric tests. There were three airdrops, seven tower tests, and one airburst. Conducted between March 17 and June 4, 1953, this operation involved the testing of new theories. A new and revolutionary method of producing deliverable nuclear weapons...
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Topics: 280 mm gun, 280 mm, Mark 65 cannon, Atomic Annie, atomic shell, Mark 9 atomic shell,...
Short Format Films
Apr 8, 2006 AFSWP
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Operation CASTLE was a six-detonation test series held at the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) Pacific Proving Ground in the Spring of 1954. This test series, principally conducted at the Enewetak and Bikini Atolls in the northwestern Marshall Islands, provided proof tests of large-yield thermonuclear, or hydrogen, devices. CASTLE represented the end of a drive for a workable thermonuclear weapon and the beginning of the refinement of large-H-bombs into smaller and more efficient weapons. After...
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Topics: Operation Castle, Castle, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1951,...
Short Format Films
Mar 10, 2006 U.S. Department of Defense
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In 1951, the Army, working with the Atomic Energy Commission, carried out the Desert Rock Exercises, an experiment to "dispel much of the fear and uncertainty surrounding atomic radiation and the effects of gamma and x-rays." A tent encampment was set up about 27 miles from where the atomic explosions were detonated on the Nevada Proving Grounds. The encampment housed about 5,000 Army soldiers, civilian observers and technicians. Troops spent hours in classes receiving training in...
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Topics: Exercise Desert Rock, Desert Rock, 1951, nuclear, nuclear testing, atomic, atomic testing, Nevada,...
Feature Films
Jan 25, 2006 Joint Task Force 132
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"The island of Elugelab is missing!" President Eisenhower heard this short report on the Mike shot in Operation IVY from Gordon Dean, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Mike was the first full-scale hydrogen explosive device to be tested, yet was only a scientific test of a thermofusion implosion device concept. Mike was not a deliverable weapon. The island where the device was detonated was vaporized. The hole Mike left was big enough to accommodate 14 Pentagon-size buildings...
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Topics: Operation IVY, IVY, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1952, military,...
Short Format Films
Jan 17, 2006 Joint Task Force 7
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Operation CASTLE was a six-detonation test series held at the Atomic Energy Commission's (AEC) Pacific Proving Ground in the Spring of 1954. This test series, principally conducted at the Enewetak and Bikini Atolls in the northwestern Marshall Islands, provided proof tests of large-yield thermonuclear, or hydrogen, devices. CASTLE represented the end of a drive for a workable thermonuclear weapon and the beginning of the refinement of large-H-bombs into smaller and more efficient weapons. After...
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Topics: Operation Castle, Castle, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1951,...
Community Video
Jan 15, 2006 AFSWP and Joint Task Force 7
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Operation REDWING, a 17-test nuclear weapons series, was conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between May 4 and July 21, 1956. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) tested high-yield thermonuclear devices that could not be tested at the Nevada Test Site. Over 10,000 military personnel and civilian employees of the AEC and the Department of Defense participated in these nuclear tests. The LACROSSE and CHEROKEE tests were observed from aboard the USS Mount McKinley by 15 American press, radio and...
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Topics: Operation Redwing, Redwing, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1951,...
Community Video
Jan 14, 2006 AEC and Joint Task Force 3
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"This test took place in the spring of 1951. It was carried out by the 8500 members of Joint Task Force Three; men drawn from the Atomic Energy Commission, its contractors, military, industrial, and educational laboratories, and from the Army, Navy, and Air Force." Operation GREENHOUSE was conducted in April and May of 1951. This test series consisted of four weapons related test shots from the 300-foot level on towers on the Enewetak Atoll, Pacific Ocean, two of which greatly aided...
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Topics: Operation Greenhouse, Greenhouse, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing, 1951,...
The VHS Vault
Jan 12, 2006 AFSWP
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Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER consisted of eight nuclear shots in two phases. The TUMBLER phase was of primary concern to the Department of Defense, which called for airdropped nuclear weapons tests. The SNAPPER second phase was a set of experiments conducted by the Atomic Energy Commission and the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to help improve effects of nuclear weapons. Able, an airdrop event on April 1, 1952, produced a yield of one kiloton. One of the experiments involved an analysis of the...
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Topics: Tumbler-Snapper, Tumbler, Snapper, atomic, nuclear, Cold War, atomic testing, nuclear testing,...